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Urban action 7/12

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This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Racist image as teaching tool

The Take It Down organization, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester Museum and Science Center will hold events focusing on the controversial Dentzel Carousel panel on Thursday, July 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, July 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at FIGHT Village Community Center, 186 Ward Street. The panel, from the historic carousel in Ontario Beach Park, was removed due its racially insensitive portrayal of black children and is now part of an exhibit. Titled "Take it Down! Organizing Against Racism," the events will provide a chance to view the panel exhibit and learn more about institutional racism.

Preparing for a diverse society

Nazareth College will hold two week-long programs about diversity, cultural differences, and building leadership skills.

"Global Citizenship Immersion: Building Skills and Knowledge for a Diverse World," designed for high school students and college freshmen, will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. August 7 through August 11 in the Golisano Academic Center. The fee: $95 per student, including supper and refreshments.

"Interfaith Immersion with Concentration on Leadership and Conflict Management," intended for professionals in business, education, social work, and health care, will also be held August 7 through 11, from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee: $179 per person. Registration deadline for both programs: Thursday, July 20. Information: the Hickey Center, 389-2963; Nora Bradbury-Haehl, norabradbury@gmail.com; or the Rev. Gordon Webster, revgvw@gmail.com.

Commemorating the struggle for women's rights

The Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls will hold "Convention Days 2017" Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16. The event commemorates the first Women's Rights Convention in the US, and will include historical reenactments, movie screenings, music, and art. Elizabeth Nyamayaro, senior advisor to the Undersecretary General of UN Women, will give the keynote speech at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15. Information: www.nps.gov/wori or (315) 568-2991.


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